Special Event Security In Houston
No matter what type of event security officers work, there are many basic services they must be able to provide to those in attendance. One of the most important involves first aid and CPR, which can mean the difference between life and death. Because many events have such large crowds, paramedics and other medical personnel may have difficulty reaching a person as quickly as they need. However, security officers are often the first on the scene of an emergency, and can administer basic first aid and CPR to a person until paramedics arrive. At Ranger Guard and Investigations, no officer begins any special security event assignment until they have been trained and certified in first aid/CPR.
Special Security Procedures
While the vast majority of sporting events, concerts, and festivals are completed without any dangerous situations occurring, today’s world warrants that all security procedures be closely followed at all times. After all, if only one bag or one person is not properly searched, the results can be devastating. Therefore, for concert event security or security at sporting events, officers assigned by Ranger Guard and Investigations will possess skills in crowd control, bag searches, surveillance, and evacuation procedures. And along with these skills, officers will also be trained in defensive tactics, anti-terrorism tactics, and criminal law.
Enforcement Through Reinforcement
When working an event with a large crowd, security officers will almost always encounter a person who is determined to initiate a verbal dispute. If this happens, the responsibility of an officer is to deescalate the situation as calmly and quickly as possible before the situation becomes violent. To accomplish this, Ranger Guard and Investigations has initiated a training program called Enforcement Through Reinforcement. Using a series of highly-specialized communication techniques, officers work with a person to gain their confidence, thus helping them calm down and realize they are coming far too close to making a bad situation worse.
When private security officers provide corporate event security, one of the most dangerous situations they may face is a disgruntled employee who may try to gain entry and inflict harm on a former boss or colleagues. To prevent this, officers are trained in how to conduct not only high-tech surveillance, but also how to use various defensive tactics designed to protect VIPs or others. In some instances where this threat is considered very real, officers may use K-9 units for additional patrols and security.
Small or Large Events
For many people, the thought of needing security at a small, local festival may seem like a waste of time and money. However, in today’s uncertain world, terrorists and others often look at these situations as being soft targets, meaning they know it will be easy for them to gain access to an event where no security or law enforcement is present. Rather than take a chance of a fun-filled community event becoming a front-page story for all the wrong reasons, it’s always best to hire the services of a security agency with experience in special event security. In many cases, it may take only two or three unarmed officers to act as deterrents, which is a small price to pay for safety and peace of mind.